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  • 2 years ago · Quote · #441


    Sherlock__Holmes wrote:

    The next puzzle is from the real game - Rosolimo - NN .

    For me this is one of the most brave combinations :

    ( pay special attention to 4 th and 5 th white's moves )

                                      white to play and win


    Are you just going to leave us hanging until we figure it out?

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #442


    I've seen this before somwhere, is it this?:

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #443


    You should consider 4...Qe6.

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  • 2 years ago · Quote · #446


    Caiello gave the solution, i think this puzzle is suitable to end this blog .

    There are a lot of interesting puzzles more - maybe, after some time ...

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #447








    White to play and win

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #448


    I think I've got it:

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #449


          Yes, your solution is correct. And there is another interesting line :                  

                                        The author is  H.Rinck

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #450


    Haha, in that variation 8. Nd6+ wins as well but hardly as beautiful or strong as 8. a8=Q. Lovely mate!


    Truely a powerful knight in this position.

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #451


    With this puzzle H.Rinck won 1st Prise on Barcelona tourney - 1914 .

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #452



                  A position from the game  Patens -Tilson - 1964

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #453



    Almost immediately I recognized the position, I saw this a long time ago in tactics trainer. Then, I missed the correct continuation... maybe that is why I remember the solution now =)

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #454


    What happens after 59...ka1 in the first puzzle?(post 8)

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #455


    Shoopi, i didn't know this position was in tactics trainer - obviously there is already almost everything interesting there :)

    Snar, there was my mistake in the notation in post #8 , i corrected it , you can see it now, thanks for turning my attention on it :)

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #456



                             Korchnoi about chess and hypnosis














             When humans are playing chess, it is very often complete hypnosis

    During the recent veterans’ tournament in Suzdal, Russia, 80-year-old Victor Korchnoi talked to Vladimir Barsky and Alexander Bykhovsky (see the photo above). The legendary player, never one to shy away from expressing his opinions in forceful terms, talked about the young generation and expressed the view that Magnus Carlsen achieves his success due to “hypnotic abilities”.  

    In the interview at ChessPro he says:

       In the new edition of my "Selected Games" I’ve added some things. For example, a game which I won in the 1974 match against Mecking. The key game of the whole match was the seventh. I could have lost it and then Mecking might have won the match. I’d been utterly outplayed!      

    Nevertheless, I managed to adjourn the game in an endgame a pawn down. He’s a serious player and had won two interzonal tournaments, and I was a pawn down; in general, I’d already written myself off… And what happened? I won that adjourned game! A pawn down, in the endgame! And I started to ask myself: how’s such a thing possible?

    Read more here : Korchnoi on Carlsen, Karjakin and Caruana | WhyChess


  • 23 months ago · Quote · #457


    i love all of these puzzles! you rock! Tongue Out

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #458


    nobody likes to be manipulated 

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #459


    Ah, that's a fabulous one. Someone posted this here on the forums a while ago. I wrongly analysed 1. g6 Be5 2. Qxe5+ dxe5 3. g7, struggling to find a win.


    The solution is brilliant.

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #460


    Seriously, does no one notice that in the first puzzle, white's first move is illegal?

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